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Author Dumitriu, Daniel ♦ Funke, Stefan ♦ Kutz, Martin ♦ Milosavljevi, Nikola
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2009
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Subject Keyword Combinatorial surface reconstruction ♦ Conservative adjacencies creation
Abstract Known algorithms for reconstructing a 2-manifold from a point sample in $R^{3}$ are naturally based on decisions/predicates that take the geometry of the point sample into account. Facing the always present problem of round-off errors that easily compromise the exactness of those predicate decisions, an exact and robust implementation of these algorithms is far from being trivial and typically requires employment of advanced datatypes for exact arithmetic, as provided by libraries like CORE, LEDA, or GMP. In this article, we present a new reconstruction algorithm, one whose main novelties is to throw away geometry information early on in the reconstruction process and to mainly operate combinatorially on a graph structure. More precisely, our algorithm only requires $\textit{distances}$ between the sample points and not the actual embedding in $R^{3}.$ As such, it is less susceptible to robustness problems due to round-off errors and also benefits from not requiring expensive exact arithmetic by faster running times. A more theoretical view on our algorithm including correctness proofs under suitable sampling conditions can be found in a companion article.
ISSN 10846654
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-01-05
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 10846654
Journal Journal of Experimental Algorithmics (JEA)
Volume Number 14
Page Count 16
Starting Page 2.2
Ending Page 2.17


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